Vladimir Janda – Upper and Lower Crossed Syndromes – Developmental Milestones
This discussion begins with references to the Upper- and Lower-Crossed Syndromes, and weaves its way through coaching, competitive sports and clinical patient treatment. Spend a half-hour listening in as Gray Cook and Craig Liebenson talk about what they learned from the work of Vladimir Janda and others, and how they developed that learning into something more.
“The first intervention we make is to optimize the CNS. We do that by making sure the skeletal system is aligned so the central nervous system is getting appropriate information. Many people miss that. They see your bad deep squat and assume something is stiff to make you perform badly, but maybe you’re performing badly because you can’t feel what your ankles would be telling you if they were mobile. I don’t just look at the body biomechanically. I think: How many kinks do we have in the hose?” ~Gray Cook
“Your focus on being efficient and reigning yourself in is so important because people are going crazy with corrective exercises. The key is the assessment. We can find the key link with which we can identify the efficient solution. We need to hold ourselves to the bar you’re recommending, which is a day one change. We have scientific studies that show within a session, day one changes actually predict the future. They predict between a session day two, three and four change.” ~Craig Liebenson
• Posture vs. Movement (0:55)
• Unnecessary Specialization (7:45)
• Developmental Milestones and the CNS (9:50)
• Bridging the Gap (14:30)
• Training Function & Adaptability (17:05)
• Recheck (20:25)
• Principles (24:35)
Gray Cook consults with professional and university coaches and athletes, and teaches on various aspects of physical therapy, sports medicine and performance enhancement. His over-riding philosophy is that movement professionals must first understand human movement patterns. He’s the author of Movement: Functional Movement Systems: Screening, Assessment, Corrective Strategies and Athletic Body in Balance and the creator of over a dozen DVD packages. His two main websites are GrayCook.com and Functionalmovement.com.
Craig Liebenson is a chiropractic physician and the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine, a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center. He is the editor of the book and DVD set entitled Rehabilitation of the Spine: A Practitioner’s Manual, and recently released the DVD series, Yoga & Ergonomics; Core Stability Training; & Functional-Performance Training. He is currently a consultant for the M.L.B. Arizona Diamondbacks, Athletes Performance International and the Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group. He regularly updates his blog at craigliebenson.com.